Work like a pioneer at Har-Ber Village Museum October 6 and 7!
On October 6 and 7, experience Har-Ber Village Museum’s 5th annual Pioneer Days event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Transport back to a time when it was possible to survive without cars, fast food restaurants, cell phones, microwaves and the internet!
Enjoy a simpler, hands-on way of life as volunteers demonstrate skills that made our pioneer ancestors self-reliant: spinning, weaving, processing flax plants into linen, dyeing wool, flint knapping, sausage making, hearth cooking and baking, quilting, candlemaking, heirloom gardening, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more.
Visit with living history reenactors to explore early medical care, events of the Mexican War and pioneer stories.
Many hands-on activities will allow younger visitors to experience pioneer life first-hand. Create a quilt block. Churn butter. Grind corn. Make a candle. Make sausage. Wash laundry on a scrub board. Weave on a loom. Play period games. Make a pioneer toy.
On Friday only, students will be able to attend school taught by a “school marm” in the Village schoolhouse.
On Saturday only, basket weaver Mary McCreery will demonstrate her craft. Craftsman Ken Vaughn will demonstrate making objects out of leather. Period music will be played in the Village by Borderline Bluegrass throughout the day.
Participate in waulking the wool (video explanation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?
All activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. Activities are subject to change based on availability of our volunteers. Har-Ber Village Museum hours are Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 63+; $5 for children ages 6-13; under 6 and members are free. Museum admission is not necessary to shop in The Country Store gift shop, to eat at the Café or to walk the Nature Trail.